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Free Speech- There is No America Without It - 3/3/13

 

In the opinion of the Founders, no right is more worthy of protection than the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, providing freedom of conscience and the right to speak one’s mind. Yet those in power find themselves threatened by those who exercise this right and government becomes tempted to limit speech, which is our most essential right for maintaining a free society.

The First Amendment is under attack on our college campuses, of all places. Speech codes pervade. Censorship is rampant. Politically incorrect views are banned. And these are the institutions which will produce tomorrow’s voters and tomorrow’s leaders! Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation of Individual Rights (“FIRE”), is a leading expert on the subject, and his book “Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate” is a must read. In this encore episode, he joins Bob to discuss his findings. After listening to the show, you’ll think twice about making that contribution to your alma mater.